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[11] The lovesick always take pleasure in talking, writing,
or composing verses1 about the beloved; for it seems to them that in all this recollection makes the object of their affection perceptible. Love always begins in this manner, when men are happy not only in the presence of the beloved, but also in his absence when they recall him to mind.

1 Or “doing something that has to do with the beloved.”

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